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May 24, 2013

The World Next Week: Nawaz Sharif Becomes Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Joe Biden Visits South America, and the United States Celebrates Memorial Day

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Joe Biden’s trip to South America, and Memorial Day [audio: http://www.cfr.or…

Nawaz Sharif casts his vote in Pakistan's May 11 general election (Mohsin Raza/Courtesy Reuters).

November 26, 2018

India
A Decade On, Will There Ever Be Justice for the Mumbai Attacks?

Ten years ago today, terrorists laid siege to Mumbai over a period of three days. Images of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in flames shocked the world, but terrorists also attacked the Oberoi Hote…

A policeman pays his respects at a memorial to mark the tenth anniversary of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai, India, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

November 27, 2018

Turkey
Why I’m Sick of Turkey

Washington continues to claim Ankara as “strategic partner.” Let’s stop pretending it is.

A supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds his picture in front of a Turkish flag, in front of Turkey's ruling AK Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul,Turkey, June 24, 2018.

July 17, 2015

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Remembering Omar Sharif

Randa Ali from Al-Ahram remembers legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif. Magdi Abdelhadi laments Omar Sharif’s death as a reminder of a bygone era of Egyptian culture. Watch this 2004 interview with…

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October 17, 2013

The World Next Week: Congress Averts a Debt Crisis, Indian Prime Minister Singh Visits Beijing, and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif Visits Washington

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the next steps for Congress after avoiding the debt ceiling, Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China, and the upcoming mee…

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appear at a news conference after passage of a stopgap budget and debt legislation. (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

September 25, 2018

Pakistan
Champions for Change: Pakistan at a Crossroads

Champions for Change is a series highlighting male allies working to advance equality across the globe. In this post, Salman Sufi gives an account of journey behind Pakistan’s most radical women's em…

Pakistani women bikers participate in the "Women on Wheels" initiative, launched by Punjab's Strategic Reform Unit.

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

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December 29, 2017

Rohingya
The Top Ten South Asia Stories of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact. By this I mean which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had …

Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

Elections 2018

August 2, 2017

Pakistan
Is There Any Way to Help Pakistan Improve Governance?

Last Friday, under a narrow and never-before-utilized clause of the Pakistani constitution, one focused on moral probity, Pakistan’s Supreme Court deemed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to be …

A man reads a newspaper with news about the disqualification of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court, at a news stand in Peshawar, Pakistan July 29, 2017.